Category Archives: friends

Rambling Reader Reviews, Part Seven

Whenever I’m working hard on a new writing project, I try to read more ink-on-paper books to give my eyes a rest from looking at a screen. This month I’m trying very hard to finish up a project for my … Continue reading

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Heeeere, Shippy, Shippy, Shippy!

This week:  If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers? That’s … Continue reading

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Abundant Advice for Aspiring Authors

This week: What advice would you give to an aspiring author? I actually have a list. There have been many who talk to me about writing. I also have had many young writers around or in touch with me, so … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad; Story or Style?

I had the idea that around this time of year, I’d review A Christmas Carol, but our Tuesday Fox beat me to it. I had considered tucking the idea away until next year, but she got on it. Good job, … Continue reading

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Watching the Milestones Fly By

“Looking five years down the road — to the middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT it to be… unless those are … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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A Story By Any Other Name…

I suppose that everyone here knows that titles cannot be copyrighted. There are any number of books and movies with the same name, and also many songs, ( I can think of four off the top of my head that … Continue reading

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Promptly Writing Romances

The question(s) this week: Why do you write romance? What prompted you to write in the romance genre? “Prompted” is the perfect word. Actually, never in my life would I have expected to write a romance novel. Not. Ever. I … Continue reading

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